This is a pattern I learned during a bible study group over 10 years ago. Handed down for ages hand written on scraps of tattered paper. I never could find a version I like either in print or on line.
It is all knit. Done short row to shape. It hugs and insulates and fits much better than an in the round cuff to finger tip style. Being all knit it is easier for new knitters, counting is the only challenge. Plus it is better insulating with the ribbing. I normally stay away from anything that is entirely ribbed, but in a fingering it is not obnoxious.
So, I found my original sport weight pattern and am taking the time this week to put it on paper and with a photo diary to get something to share out there. This pair is in a generic variegated no name fingering wool.
I normally finish a glove a day, easy. Having to write down the steps and finalize all my personal tweaks into a pattern is slowing me down. At it for a few hours and I only have the thumb and 1st of the pointer.
We’ll see what I get done in the few days. I plan to build the 1st writing as I go. Do the 2nd following the pattern I create. Then post the entire project as a pattern. “Of mice and men.” We’ll see how this progresses. Watch for updates.
Finish hubbies glove liners, knit, short row style, variegated wool. Pattern will post soon. Just a few tweaks left. I am new to this felting thing. I always snubbed it before, but my lovers likes thinsulate and I try to stay all natural and hand crafted. My thought process was to slowly ease him into felted wool hats and liners.
Start 2nd pair of gloves/liners testing a 2 color reversible style. I can finish one glove a day with all my other chores. So hopefully not biting off more than I can chew.
Fill up my quota in my to shops. Don’t get excited and look for links. I have no less than 15 huge rubbermaid totes filled with dye, glass and stone beads, fibers and yarn packed in all the nooks and crevices in my house. I am attempting to move beyond my pack rat tendencies and release my excess. It will be 10 listings, as that is my max allowed currently. Nothing exciting or dramatic. I am embarrassed by my slim start and will share sale pages as I get farther along.
Correct all the kids school work as they finish! Let’s make this a good Monday and not blow off that lesson you know they always do correctly because they live and breathe and that damned glove will be no better or worse off for being ignored for a few minutes!
Walk The Bruce for an hour before dark with the baby. The Bruce is a very young hybrid male. The poor guy has been depressed lately, not winter wolf disorder! One of his pack reached an age of senility and degeneration so she needed to be put down a few days ago. AND “the baby” hit 10 this year and they grow to fast, as her 7 other siblings are proof of, we need one on one time.
Make a healthy fulfilling dinner at a descent proper hour. The plan for tonight is Panbagna. Not sure about the spelling, but I found this recipe over 20 years ago and LOVE it. Basically a veggie loaded meat loaf baked in a 2 day old fat loaf of bread. Yes, I will post the recipe in a future post.
Get to bed before 8:30, for tomorrow starts at 3:30 and I am a bitch without proper sleep.
In this media driven world, picture are key. Well, we lost everything during the fires this year. No, no fire at my house. We do have new residents in our neck of the woods and they enrich their lives by making yours simpler. I came home from an evacuation to find broken glass, cut up fencing, missing tools, electronics, etc. So I sit here with my hubbies lap top and no phone or camera. I’ll replace it soon, I hope. I apologize for the lack of current images. I’ll figure something out.
I get side tracked by tangents easily. All things contained I will elaborate on in the future, from this summers fires to the bread I use to make the Panbagna. I could carry on for the entire day, but things to do…..